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Car Thefts is a side mission in Grand Theft Auto IV involving the theft of 30 road vehicles for Stevie.

Description

Stevie's Car Thefts are available after the player has opened up the Alderney Safehouse and completed Brucie's Car Thefts, Smackdown and No. 1Niko Bellic will first receive a call from Brucie and, shortly afterwards, a text message from Brucie's friend Stevie. He needs some cars (30 total) that Niko Bellic will need to find across Liberty City and deliver to S&M Auto Sales. It is similar to Brucie's Exotic Exports (email cars), except the cars are always parked and are not indicated on the map or guarded by the owner. In addition, Stevie pays much more for these cars when they're in good condition than Brucie does. Just like stealing any car, if police witness a car theft, the player receives a one star wanted level. Occasionally, the cars have alarms.

If the player finds the right vehicle, the game shows a message saying, "You've found the vehicle Stevie is looking for." The player then needs to drive the car to Stevie's garage in Bohan; no message is given about this destination in-game but the garage appears on the map so it may be manually entered into the GPS. Even though you have to smash a window to steal a car, all vehicles still are in perfect condition, so it is not necessary to visit a Pay 'n' Spray if driven carefully enough. Even with some additional damages, if they are minor (barely noticeable scratches, etc.), the vehicle is considered as in perfect condition by the garage, so you will receive the maximum price. Only serious damages (broken headlights, deformations, etc) will significantly reduce your prize, so if you don't want to lose some time it's not necessary to repair the vehicle for every single scratch. Strangely, minor scratches will increase the value.

The player can have the vehicles destroyed or keep the vehicles at the parking spaces, as the vehicle will be respawned at the original location as long as the vehicle is not delivered; in addition, the vehicles Stevie wants will only appear between the first contact with him to the last, and will not appear outside that time.

The condition of the vehicle determines how much money the player receives. Taking the car to a Pay 'n' Spray helps restore its value if the car is damaged. However, as there are no Pay 'n' Sprays in Bohan, it is difficult to reach the garage without damage, unless you are very careful.

However, an easy and even cheaper alternative (if driving safe is not your strong suit) is to save the car and game at the South Bohan Apartment which is about one block away from S&M Auto Sales. If you then load your latest savegame you'll have a repaired or new version of the car ready to be delivered and a much smaller distance to traverse.

PC users could use a compatible controller with triggers or a steering wheel/pedals, which gives the player more precise and variable control of the vehicle, which just using a keyboard only allows full speed and full steering, making the player have less control and increasing the risk of damage. Another way of repairing the vehicle is by parking the requested car in a safehouse parking space, then driving or running a block or two before returning.

If a player wishes to complete these thefts quickly, it is recommended either that they save the game repeatedly at the nearby safehouse in Bohan, or repeatedly use a Pay 'n' Spray until they receive a text. These methods advance the time, which means Stevie will send a text in a matter of minutes after delivering a vehicle, instead of hours. The player can view the amount of vehicles stolen under "Cars Sold to Stevie" in the Score section of the Stats in the pause menu.

The only incentive for storing the vehicles is their unique body colors, which are otherwise unavailable in other parts of the game; the vehicles are also otherwise similar in the range of accessories it may include; as is the case with the Rancher, Dukes and the DF8-90. Interestingly, the cars will not lose their unique colors even after resprays at Pay 'n' Spray, but motorbikes do lose their colors, which Stevie's garage might reject, in which case you'll have to retrieve another copy. Therefore, it is recommended that you carefully drive these bikes straight to the garage.

Once all 30 cars are delivered, the player can make some extra cash by bringing in any vehicle they want, at varying prices depending on model and condition, much like the original missions. In addition, these prices can reduce if the same model is regularly sold. Some of the most valuable cars that can be sold are the Infernus at $10,000, and the Super GT and Turismo at $11,000.

The player also earns the achievement You Got The Message for delivering all 30 vehicles.

List of vehicle requests

Map carthefts

Map of the locations of cars posted by Stevie himself

Vehicle Image Location Highest value[1]
Banshee Banshee-GTA4-Stevie-front Across the road from Randolf Art Center, Galveston Ave, Middle Park West, Algonquin. $26,400
Bobcat Bobcat-GTA4-Stevie-front Rooftop of the multistory parking lot, Francis International Airport, Dukes. $8,250
Buccaneer Bucanneer-GTA4-Stevie-front Near the warehouse off Lompoc Ave(the one from Hostlie Negotation) , Bohan Industrial, Bohan. $5,940
Cavalcade Cavalcade-GTA4-Stevie-front In a driveway north of the corner where Long John Ave meets Manzano Rd (just north of the Westdyke Memorial Hospital), Leftwood, Alderney. $23,100
Cognoscenti Cognoscenti-GTA4-Stevie-front In a corner alley where Boyden Ave meets the east end of Lyndon Ave, Alderney City, Alderney. $29,700
Comet Comet-GTA4-Stevie-front Golden Pier parking lot, Westminster, Algonquin. $19,800
Contender Contender-GTA4-Stevie-front In the Twitchin' Sugar factory compound, Creek Street, BOABO, Broker. $8,250
Coquette Coquette-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of the Suffolk church, Liberty Lane, Suffolk, Algonquin. $13,530
DF8-90 DF890-GTA4-Stevie-front Underneath Hove Beach station, Crocket Ave, Hove Beach, Broker. $5,940
Dilettante Dilettante-GTA4-Stevie-front Across the street (Saratoga Ave) from Big Willis Mall, Carrollton Street, Saratoga Ave, Willis, Dukes. $6,600
Dukes Dukes-GTA4-Stevie-front Vauxite Street (across the intersection from Modo), East Holland, Algonquin. $7,260
Faggio Faggio-GTA4-Stevie-front Across the street from Dragon Heart Plaza, Diamond Street, Chinatown, Algonquin. $2,310
Freeway Freeway-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of the Willis Wash and Lube, Saratoga Avenue, Willis, Dukes. $6,600
Huntley Sport HuntleySport-GTA4-Stevie-front Next to the Bohan LCPD station (attached to the Bohan Medical & Dental Center), Leavenworth Ave. Northern Gardens, Bohan. $13,200
Infernus Infernus-GTA4-Stevie-front On the corner of Montauk Ave and Earp Street (east), Downtown, Broker. $33,000
Intruder Intruder-GTA4-Stevie-front On the southern end of the pedestrian promenade, Asparagus Ave. Rotterdam Hill, Broker. $8,250
Manana Manana-GTA4-Stevie-front Car park next to a closed Burger Shot, Thornton Street, Cerveza Heights, Dukes. $3,960
Moonbeam Moonbeam-GTA4-Stevie-front Parking lot just north of the water treatment plant in Charge Island. $7,260
NRG 900 NRG900-GTA4-Stevie-front On the corner of Bismarck Ave and Topaz Street, Lancaster, Algonquin. $8,250
Patriot Patriot-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of a glass clad tower (connected to another tower via a skyway), South Parkway, The Exchange, Algonquin. $16,500
PMP 600 PMP600-GTA4-Stevie-front Behind the New York Stock Exchange-like replica (in an alley next to Bank of Liberty), Amsterdam Lane, The Exchange, Algonquin. $10,560
Rancher Rancher-GTA4-Stevie-front Parked behind a trailer in Strower Ave, Port Tudor, Alderney. $8,250
Rebla Rebla-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of the Colonnade Row replica (Fanny Crabs restaurant), Columbus Ave, Easton, Algonquin. $11,550
Sabre GT SabreGT-GTA4-Stevie-front On a driveway of a house at Tudor Street, Meadow Hills, Dukes $8,250
Sentinel Sentinel-GTA4-Stevie-front In a car park outside the Port Tudor gated entrance, Roebuck Road Normandy, Alderney $8,250
Sultan Sultan-GTA4-Stevie-front On the driveway of a house at Aspidin Drive, Berchem, Alderney. $11,550
SuperGT SuperGT-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of Exchange 69, Calcium Street, Chinatown, Algonquin. $36,300
Turismo Turismo-GTA4-Stevie-front On a driveway of a mansion at Owl Creek Ave, Westdyke, Alderney. $36,300
Voodoo Voodoo-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of the LC24 Tower at Bunker Hill Ave, East Island City, Dukes. $6,600
Washington Washington-GTA4-Stevie-front In front of Steinway Park, Franklin Street Steinway, Dukes. $7,260

Post-completion vehicle values

This table shows the maximum value of any vehicle delivered after completing all requests.

* Some or all versions don't fit ^If the player spawns one while in the garage
Vehicle Maximum Value ($)
Admiral 2500
Airtug 1500
Banshee 8000
Benson 4000
Biff 4000
Blista Compact 1500
Bobcat 2500
Boxville 1800
Buccaneer 1800
Burrito 2200
Bus 4000
Cavalcade 7000
Cavalcade FXT 5500
Cavalcade (Roman's taxi) 7000
Cavalcade (Spanish Lords) 7000
Chavos 2000
Cognoscenti 9000
Comet 6000
Contender 2500
Contender (Irish Mob) 2500
Coquette 4100
DF8-90 1800
Dilettante 2000
Dukes 2200
Dukes (Highway Reaper) 2200
Emperor 2500
Enforcer 4000
Esperanto 1800
Esperanto (Roman's Taxi) 2000
Faction 1800
Faggio 700
Feltzer 3000
Feroci 1800
Feroci (flyUS) 1800
Feroci (Triads) 1800
Flatbed* 4000^
Forklift 2500
Fortune 1600
Freeway 2000
Futo 1400
Futo GT 1400
Habanero 3200
Hakumai 1500
Hellfury 2500
Huntley Sport 4000
Huntley Sport (Jamaican Yardies) 4000
Infernus 10000
Ingot 1000
Intruder 2500
Landstalker 3000
Laundromat 2200
Lokus 1300
Manana 1200
Marbelle 1500
Merit 1800
Minivan 2000
Moonbeam 2200
Mr. Tasty 2200
Mule* 2500
NRG-900F 2500
NRG-900RR 2500
Oracle 2500
Packer* 4000
Patriot 5000
PCJ 600 2000
Perennial 2200
Perennial (flyUS) 2200
Peyote 2500
Phantom 4000
Pinnacle 2000
PMP 600 3200
Pony 1800
Premier 1800
Presidente 2500
Primo 1800
Primo (Spanish Lords) 1800
Rancher 2500
Rebla 3500
Ripley 2500
Romero 2200
Ruiner 1900
Sabre 2000
Sabre GT 2500
Sanchez 1200
Schafter 2500
Securicar 4000
Sentinel 2500
Sentinel XS 2500
Solair 2000
Speedo 2000
Stallion 2200
Steed 2200
Stratum 1800
Stratum TT 1800
Stretch 2500
Sultan 3500
Sultan RS 2500
Sultan TT 2500
SuperGT 11000
Trashmaster 2200
Turismo 11000
Uranus 1500
Vincent 2000
Vigero 1800
Virgo 1800
Voodoo 2000
Voodoo (Jamaican Yardies) 2000
Washington 2200
Willard 1800
Yankee* 3000^
Zombie 2500

Glitch

If the player puts their phone on sleep mode at any point after completing Brucie's Exotic Exports, they may never receive Stevie's first text.
Stevie's garage will appear on the map, but he will not contact you, and none of the cars will be in the listed locations. This glitch effectively prevents the player from being able to achieve 100% Completion.

Video walkthrough

GTA 4 - Stevie's Car Thefts You Got The Message Achievement Trophy (1080p)44:07

GTA 4 - Stevie's Car Thefts You Got The Message Achievement Trophy (1080p)

See also

Reference

  1. BradyGames' Grand Theft Auto IV Signature Series Guide

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